A year ago I had FINALLY completed (I use that term loosely here) my second MS-The Guardian Tribe. One person outside of myself had read it and I started researching what I needed to do to get published. I'd been stalking a few blogs by then. After researching and stalking for a while I realized I couldn't submit my book to an agent until someone outside of my friends and family looked at it. I realized I need a critique partner. But as many of you know needing a CP and getting one are two completely different things.
Thankfully, I happened upon Shannon Messenger announcing that WriteOnCon's blog was doing a message board for people to find Critique Partners. I went over to the board, ran to the bathroom and puked after seeing I had to post my description and first 250, and posted my information.
After looking at all the people posting I had an epiphany. They ALL had blogs. Every single one of them. GAH! I had mine set up but had never written a post or, God forbid, hit publish. Who the heck would even read my posts? My hubby? But I had to do it. Everyone else was. ;0)
And I want to thank every single person who has followed me, left a comment, cheered me on through rejection, cheered me on through discovering new ideas, made me laugh, made me cry, kicked my butt when I needed it, allowed me to slack when I got burnt out, and in general made this the most amazing year of my life!!!